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How many miles did you run today?

Michigan Planner

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12.38 miles this morning at an 8:18/mile pace. The weather was great and I shaved 7 seconds off of my 10 mile PR (that I had just set about 10 days ago). Had I been paying attention when I got back home I would have noticed I was about 60 meters from 20k and I would have gone that little bit extra distance. I would have shaved almost 2 minutes off of my 20k PR.

Today's run was a little bit of an adventure in that I picked an arterial side street and decided to run on it as far south as it goes. Looking at the map of my run afterwards, I realize I could have crossed the freeway and gone about another mile on that road. I would have had to mosey around through a sub I'm not familiar with to get back to where the road in question starts up again. I may try to go the rest of the way on a run this weekend.

7 miles tonight in the reverse direction I normally run. Always amazed to recognize new things just by reversing direction.
This is so true - there's a stretch of road nearby that I almost always used to run back home along, and there was something I used to hate about it, and then I started doing a route that went the other way and it was a revelation: suddenly it was as if it was a completely new landscape.
I've been running the same 10k loop from my house at least once a week for years. In all that time I think I ran it in the same direction every single time until once this past spring when I decided to make a conscious effort to go out my door and turn right onto the loop instead of turning left. It was like a whole new world! lol

I still primarily run it in the direction I had been for years but now I make sure to get out there and run it in that "reverse" direction at least every other week or so.
 

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Hey @Michigan Planner , I gotta admit, my OCD always kick in when I read your run distances. I almost always try and round out my runs to the nearest half mile...so if it’s 6.75, I go to 7. If 6.25, I run to 6.5.

Def not your problem. Just my personal running OCD tick.
 

Michigan Planner

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Hey @Michigan Planner , I gotta admit, my OCD always kick in when I read your run distances. I almost always try and round out my runs to the nearest half mile...so if it’s 6.75, I go to 7. If 6.25, I run to 6.5.

Def not your problem. Just my personal running OCD tick.
I hear ya. I make sure to run a bit extra to round up to whole miles if I am within about 0.10 - 0.15 miles, beyond that I don't bother.

My neighbors and I all have circular driveways and sometimes I'll do an extra lap through a few of our driveways to get up to that whole mile. I'm sure if they looked out their windows early in the morning they'd wonder what on earth I was doing.
 

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3.1 miles with the dogs. The air quality was really bad (around 170) this morning, but fortunately the wind direction changed. The AQI is now 19. Temps in the mid 70s.
 

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Just about to head out on the bike, but caught a smoky whiff, so I checked the AQI. Hovering around 100. Fwark.
 

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Haven’t run in 10 days as have been feeling pretty rubbish due to a cold virus. This has thrown my 10 week plan right out of the window. Interestingly, not running every lunchtime and at the weekend has freed up loads of time to get stuff done around the house, clearing out old clothes for sale etc. Would rather be running but it’s shocked me how much more time I have now!
 

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7.4 miles this morning at a slower 8:52/mile pace. The temps were in the 40s and there was a lot more fog out there than I was expecting to see. Had I known it was going to be foggy I would have ran around a couple of the small lakes here - I always enjoy running in those particular neighborhoods in the fall and the fog.

7 miles last night in the dark. I am surprised there have been more people out lately and without any reflective gear or lights. This includes runners, walkers, and families with little kids. It's nuts.
I'm a morning runner and I'm always amazed at the number of people who run or bike in the dark wearing all black clothes with no lights or reflectors, especially on roads with a fair amount of traffic. I think that kind of behavior is even more dangerous in the evening when there's more traffic and statistically more vehicle/pedestrian and vehicle/cyclist accidents.

I work in planning and a friend of mine is an avid biker and a non-motorized transportation planner at a partner organization. A couple years ago he was put in charge of a safety campaign and he came up with one of the best taglines I've ever seen in the usually very staid world of local government marketing:

 

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6 miles last night with the club at a 10 minute pace. few new people out so played escort to make sure they didn't get lost on the route. 1 mile home after the post-run beers.
 

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